Bashir, Dax and Kira are on reconnaissance in the Gamma Quadrant when they receive a distress call from the Teplan system. The message says their world has been attacked. But, when Bashir and crew land, they find a world in a state similar to earth's dark ages, nor does it look like they'd been recently attacked. The people seem in a state of hopelessness, as Bashir finds out all the planet's inhabitants suffer from a disease called 'the blight.' Once, this world stood up to the Dominion, but as punishment they introduced the disease. All people have lesions, and when the disease runs its course ('quickened,' as they say) the infected die soon afterwards. The doctor's shocked to find the people turn to euthanasia when they have 'quickened'. A doctor, Trevean, provides a way out, and Bashir offers to help find a cure, but they're met only with skepticism. Only one pregnant woman, Ekoria, listens with interest.
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Did You Know?
The picture of Quark on Worf's mug is a promotional shot of Armin Shimerman
taken during the production of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary
(1993), the first episode of Deep Space Nine. At that time, Shimerman was still wearing the nose made for Rom, played by Max Grodénchik
, which is why the picture looks slightly different from Quark's actual appearance. See more
In the beginning of the episode, when Worf walks in holding the Quark mug from the Defiant's mess hall, he's holding it sideways. When he demonstrates it, holding it sideways plays the music, but it didn't when he walked in. However, the advertisements are probably designed only to play once per tipping of the mug, just as they play once when com panels are activated, so it had likely finished playing long before Worf entered. See more
I canceled my death for you. I was really looking forward to it.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more